We serve community members interested in being a part of the entrepreneurial community focused on startups, technology and innovation, along with those interested in learning about it. We believe that in order to have a healthy entrepreneurial community, we need a healthy ecosystem of connected resources. This community consists of entrepreneurs, investors, government, universities, students, service providers, large corporations, etc. These participants, working together with shared passion, are vital to the success of an entrepreneurial community.

Why we build Emerging Prairie

Our goal is to accelerate the growth and development of our communities so the region can create, attract and grow the businesses today that will create its tomorrow. Emerging Prairie is a resource that provides:

A platform to share knowledge, success and experiences

The pulse of the region’s entrepreneurial activity

A network of passionate individuals shaping the region’s future

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GREG TEHVEN

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder
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BRIAN CARROLL

Director of Grand Farm

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DR. WILLIAM ADERHOLDT

Director of Grand Farm Project Management Office

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JESSICA ANDERSON

Marketing & Communications Manager

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NATHAN MARCOTTE

Grand Farm Project Manager

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BLAINE BOOHER

Program Director of Emerging Digital Academy

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LIZ CAMPBELL

Director of Organizational Development

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DR. RUCHI JOSHI BHARDWAJ

Grand Farm Grants & Education Coordinator

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HALI CHRISTENSON

Events Manager

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SYDNEY BRUSSEAU

Prairie Den & Events Coordinator

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ANDREW JASON

Grand Farm Ecosystem Director

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LLOYD NELSON

Director of Operations & Finance

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MATT WENDEL

Director of Marketing & Communications

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JENNY SHEETS

Director of Startup Programs

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MADISON SIMPSON

Senior Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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KATIE BURINGTON

Student Life & Recruitment Manager

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HALEY LEWIS

Accounting Manager

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LISA MISTIC

Grants Manager

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ISABELLE MCLEAN

Grand Farm Partner Relations Coordinator

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MASON LEONHART

Student & Technical Support Specialist

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SADIE SCHAEFFER

Startup Programs Coordinator

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ANN NOBRIGA

Grand Farm Program Manager of Field Operations

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NATALIE LEMNUS

Events Intern

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CAMERON MACNABB

Grand Farm Partner Relations Intern

Our board members

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BYRON SNIDER

BOARD CHAIR

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KODEE FURST

BOARD VICE CHAIR

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MIKE DERHEIM

BOARD SECRETARY

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JONATHAN WARREY

BOARD TREASURER

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HOWARD DAHL

BOARD MEMBER

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BEC HEINRICH

BOARD MEMBER

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LAURIS MOLBERT

BOARD MEMBER

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JANE SCHUH

BOARD MEMBER